The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | book review

Monique Grant's life isn't exactly going the way she planned. Her husband left her, and she's a little-known journalist writing fluff pieces for a magazine. So when Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo asks her to pen her biography, everyone is shocked -- including Monique. But this is the chance of a lifetime, so she listens in fascination as Evelyn tells the . . .

Pride and Premeditation

Lizzie Bennet wants desperately to work for her father’s law firm. Though she assists in proofreading and organizing, she wants instead to solve crimes and actually receive credit for her work, instead of the glory falling upon the dreadful Mr. Collins, who is set to inherit when her father steps down. Mr. Bennet strikes a deal with Lizzie: if she can prove to him that she can . . .

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue | book review

Adeline LaRue is born in 1691 in Villon, France. She was born here, she will live here, and she will die here, buried in a ten by ten plot with the rest of her family, generations before her. She will marry, have children, be the best wife and mother she can be. But Addie doesn't want this life for herself. She wants to see . . .

The Prince and the Dressmaker | book review

Prince Sebastian is not as concerned as his parent's are with finding him a suitable lady to marry. He's more worried his parents (and all of Paris) will discover his secret: he likes to wear dresses. During a ball thrown by the King and Queen, Sebastian notices a remarkable dress that stands out from all the rest and demands to know who's created . . .

The Presidogs of the United States of Pawmerica | book review

Do you like dogs? How about puns? And maybe even a little bit of American history? If you answered "yes" to at least one of these questions, then you have no excuse not to read this book. The Presidogs of the United States of Pawmerica is a hilarious re-imagining of American history, detailing the birth of our nation and summarizing the . . .

Number the Stars | book review

The Synopsis "She was glad to be an ordinary person who would never be called upon for courage." The year is 1943. Life for ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen is a lot different from yours and mine. Food shortages sweep across Denmark, soldiers perch on every streetcorner, and being a Jew…

All the Light We Cannot See | book review

Title: All the Light We Cannot See Author: Anthony Doerr Series: n/a Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: May 2014 Genre(s): Historical fiction Opening Line: At dusk they pour from the sky. The Synopsis Marie-Laure goes blind when she is just six years old. Her papa, the locksmith for the National Museum of Natural History in Paris,…

Slaughterhouse-Five | book review

Title: Slaughterhouse-Five Author: Kurt Vonnegut Series: n/a Publisher: Delacorte Publishing Publication Date: 1969 Genre(s): Sci-fi, Historical fiction, Satire Opening Line: All this happened, more or less. The Synopsis Billy Pilgrim is going to school to become an optometrist when he is drafted into the Army during World War II. He's a weak, funny-looking young man who is captured behind…